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Bidii Group
In this Group: Mamisa, Champundu, Mubila, Abesha, Rachidi, Lukale, Chantal, Namasasa, Sifa, Asha, Luanda, Mariamu, Furaha, Alamisi, Sifa
Our client Mubila, treasurer of the business group « Bidii », is an entrepreneur of 46, married and the mother of seven children, all having been enrolled in school, some of whom are already established in their own homes. Mubila is a kerosene retailer. Her husband is an independent mechanic.

She sells her wares in front of her door, near her home. She has been in this business for a full 20 years. However, she has just completed her eighth loan with Hekima. This new loan will serve to allow her to stock up on 10 jerrycans of kerosene.

Besides her business, her ambition is to have all her children complete school and to build a house comfortably. This client thanks Hekima for its work on behalf of poor women who are excluded from conventional banking. Please note that the business group called « Bidii» is made up predominantly of women.
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La cliente Mubila, trésorière du groupe d’affaire « Bidii », est entrepreneur, âgée de 46 ans, mariée, mère de 7 enfants, tous étudient et d’autres ont déjà leurs propres foyers. Elle est pétrolière, (vendeuse de pétrole en détail). Son mari est un mécanicien indépendant. Elle vend ses marchandises devant sa porte, près de son domicile. Il y a 20 ans révolus qu’elle exerce cette activité. Cependant, elle vient de réaliser 8 cycles avec le crédit de Hekima. Ce nouveau crédit doit lui servir de s’approvisionner avec 10 bidons de pétrole. En plus, elle ambitionne scolariser ses enfants et construire confortablement une maison. La cliente remercie Hekima pour ses actions en faveur de pauvres femmes exclues de banque classique. Il sied de signaler que le groupe d’affaire « Bidii» est majoritairement féminins.

Additional Information

Important Information

HEKIMA is a microfinance institution headquartered in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with branch offices in Goma and Bukavu. HEKIMA aims to contribute to the transformation of the economic, social, and spiritual lives of the economically active poor of the DRC. To this end, HEKIMA provides its clients with solidarity group loans to support income-generating activities. Despite ongoing instability and violence in its operating areas, HEKIMA continues to keep its doors open and provide credit and savings services for its over 90% female clientele.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Congo (Dem. Rep.)

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Congo (Dem. Rep.) Loans Fundraising
  • $12,953,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bidii Group's $1,700 loan helped a member to buy 10 jerrycans of kerosene.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011